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Governor Uduaghan To General Buhari: Treat Nigeria As Your Constituency

Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan
Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan

Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has asked the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari to see the whole of Nigeria as his constituency while executing his programmes.
The Governor who spoke at an interactive session with Journalists in Warri today, saidd that for the President-elect who emerged on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC) to succeed, he must not be biased or sectional in running the affairs of the country.
“The elections have come and gone and it is obvious that Delta State is a PDP state. We congratulate the President-elect, General Mohamadu Buhari. We do hope that as he has won, he will see the whole country as his constituency. It will not be in the interest of the country for him to be sectional in his activities.
“It is obvious that South South States are PDP states and the region cannot be ignored. We wish the President-elect well.”
For Delta, Governor Uduaghan acknowledged that the people have resoundingly asked the PDP to continue to govern the state by electing Senator Okowa who has also pledged to carry everybody along.
“I want to appeal to those who lost to in the spirit of the wind blowing in the country to congratulate those who won, they should accept defeat because their defeat was very glaring. The PDP campaigned more than any other political party in the state.”
Governor Uduaghan assured Deltans that Okowa will deliver on his electoral promises. He said that Commissioner for Special Duties, Mr. Anthony Obuh is the chairman of the committee preparing his handover note awaiting the May 29 handover date to his successor.
On the series of projects he has commissioned and those earmarked for commissioning, Uduaghan said that such projects are his own way of saying “thank you to Deltans.”
Meanwhile, Governor Uduaghan has sent condolence messages to the families of late Chief (Barr.) Oritsegbiten Popo Edodo, the Olorogun of Warri and former Commissioner in the defunct Bendel State and the families of Justice Silvanus Ayere Ajuyah (OFR) on the death of their fathers.
At the home of the late Chief Oritsegbiten Popo Edodo, who is the father of Justice Alero Edodo-Eruaga of the High Court, Benin City and a former Commissioner for Local Government, Governor Uduaghan said that the late Chief Edodo had admirable law partnership which he said was based in trust and honesty and  that he lived a life worthy of emulation.
He noted that the country will be better if Nigerians imbibe the spirit of honesty and life of trustworthy partnership in their actions, adding that Deltans are proud to have had the legal icon.
“Let me on behalf of the government and people of Delta State, condole the family of Chief Edodo. As a state government, we are very proud of what he did when alive. He was the Commissioner in charge of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs during Chief Samuel Ogbemudia’s administration.
“As a legal practitioner, he was also well known, he was a prominent lawyer but what was interesting was his partnership with other lawyers which was exemplary, based on trust.”
“In the political scene, we will never forget him, his legacies are there, he was a vibrant member of Itsekiri Leaders of a Thoughts and in the Palace, a very respected Chief,”
Chief Charles Ikomi who spoke on behalf of the Edodo family thanked Governor Uduaghan for his interest in the affairs of their family and prayed that God will bless him
Governor Uduaghan also visited the home of late Justice Silvanus Ayere Ajuyah, OFR to commiserate with them on the death of their father who died at the age of 90 years.
“On behalf of the government and the people of Delta State and my family we commiserate with you, the death of our elder, our leader, former President of Customary Court of Appeal no doubt, has left a vacuum in our hearts, there is no doubt that he lived a fulfilled life at 90, there is no doubt that he made his mark as a Lawyer and a family man.
“As a lawyer, we all know his track record, he exhibited a character that united the people, a lot of his judgements were straightforward and were not faulted, he was a straightforward and forthright man, we will miss him, the law profession will miss him.”
He added that the deceased was the Chairman of Itsekiri Leaders of Thoughts. He said: “Justice Ajuyah for us as a family, has been a blessing to us. You may not know him personally, but you can know him through his children.
“We shall miss his thoroughness, we shall miss his wisdom, we pray that as he goes, God will also grant us that old age.”
The late Justice Ajuyah was the father of the State Commissioner for Justice and the Attorney-General of Delta State. [myad]

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